This weeks challenge was to inlay dies into a background or some where on your card. I was pretty excited to try this technique. But I have to admit my project doesn’t really look as though it was inlaid because of the overlay pcs. The only pc. that does fit the task is the sea plant right in the middle. That worked for me! LOL
Step 1: You need to choose the paper or make the paper that will be what you inlay die cuts into. It looks really cool when other designers have inlaid words or numbers and they almost disappear. But, I had this Sea themed paper pack that I wanted to use:
and I also thought Joset’s two die sets would look great with this paper. This next pic. shows what part of this paper that I chose. It measures 5.25 x 6.75″:
Step 2: Decide where you want to put your dies and tape the dies in place on the right side of the paper with removable tape and run through a die cutting machine.
The picture above shows the underside of my paper after I made the die cuts. It also shows that next you need to put a pc. of Clear double sided adhesive on the back of each die cut opening by removing the protective sheet and applying to the neg. space:
Step 3: Cut out the dies. I cut them all with cream cardstock and then added color with PanPastels. Once the die cuts are ready you put them into the corresponding negative space. Here’s where I realize I screwed up. As you can see, because the seahorse and shells require their overlay pc. to define them, they look as if I just glued them randomly around. Because I really don’t know what qualifies to be an “authentic inlaid look” I added a die that would qualify my card. LOL!
I used the seaweed pc. that is on the far left in the product pic. above.
The picture above shows a close up of where I stuck it at the last minute! Only you and I know.
Step 4: I stamped the sentiment with an Elizabeth Craft Designs little stamp set below: Ahoy Sentiments by Joset with antique gold ink.
Step 5: Create a base card by scoring a 8.5 x 11 pc. of cardstock and 5.5″ on the long side. Fold over for a book fold and trim to 5.5 x 7″. Adhere the inlaid pc. onto the front of the base centering with a 1/4″ margin on all sides. I added “gold lines” glitter stickers around the 4 sides of the inlaid Pc.
That’s it! Easy peasy! Thanks so much for taking a look!
Other Products used:
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus